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December 31, 2017
After a December storm hit the North Shore, spray from waves in the Grand Marais harbor coated the rope railings that run along the Grand Marais Lakewalk. Sundberg captured the scene at sunset. Paul Sundberg photo
North Shore photographer captures natural wonders in his backyard
December 31, 2017 - 6:02am
December 21, 2017
William Vagts of Isabella re-enacts the moment when he got down on one knee and grabbed the bear around the neck moments before it would have eaten his corgie Darla. Darla (far left) watches warily from the steps Wednesday afternoon. Bob King / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. man recounts how he saved his dog from black bear
December 21, 2017 - 4:50pm
December 18, 2017
Researchers studied the skulls of 662 adult moose on Isle Royale and found the big animals have been shrinking. Moose skull size has declined 16 percent. Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech.
Lake Superior's Isle Royale moose getting smaller
December 18, 2017 - 7:09pm
December 17, 2017
A snowy owl sits atop a fence post in southeastern Minnesota during an irruption in 2012. (Laura Erickson photo)
Snowy owls head south
December 17, 2017 - 6:00am
December 14, 2017
Airman 1st Class Krishia Baltazar of the 148th Fighter Wing is bringing a yearling dog named Juan home to Duluth from Puerto Rico after the one-eyed dog became inseparable from her during her deployment to help with the hurricane relief efforts. Juan was born at Camp Santiago and has been a stray dog at the base until Baltazar adopted him. (Photo courtesy Tech Sgt. Lynette Olivares / DVIDS)play button
'One special dog': Dog finds permanent home with deployed 148th airman
December 14, 2017 - 9:23pm
December 10, 2017
A caribou on Michipicoten Island in Ontario drinks out of Lake Superior. Of more than 450 caribou on the island four years ago, fewer than 100 are still alive after wolves crossed ice to the island in 2014. Wildlife experts are now deciding how to save the last Lake Superior region caribou herd. (Photo courtesy of Christian Schroeder)
Lake Superior's last caribou herds: Ontario rushes to move remaining herd to avoid wolves
December 10, 2017 - 6:00am
December 4, 2017
Isle Royale was down to just two wolves in the winter of 2016-17, when this photo was taken. Now, trail cameras appear to show just one wolf remains as the National Park Service nears a final decision on when to bring new wolves to the island. Courtesy photo / Michigan Technological University
Park Service nearing decision on Isle Royale wolves
December 4, 2017 - 6:35pm
November 20, 2017
Susan Love of Virginia, Minn., is reunited with her 11-month-old boxer Kota on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Fargo. Kota got lost after a minor traffic accident in Dickinson, N.D., while Love and her family was moving cross-country. (Submitted photo)
'Our family is complete': Minnesota family reunited with dog who spent 10 days in ND cold
November 20, 2017 - 11:23pm
November 15, 2017
Zebra mussels attached to a stick pulled out of an infested waterway. The Minnesota DNR is ending grants to local entities that have helped pay for aquatic invasive species inspections and education, citing a lack of funding. Forum News Service file photo
DNR ends invasive-species grants citing budget crunch
November 15, 2017 - 6:49pm
November 6, 2017
A pileated woodpecker rests on a snap in Lakewood Township, Minn. Pileated woodpeckers are considered more abundant in the state now than they were in the early 1900s, and the big bird seems to be doing well across the region. Observers for the bird atlas survey reported 2,393 pileated Woodpecker records. Nests were confirmed in 118 different locations across 37 counties. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota gets first new bird atlas in 81 years
November 6, 2017 - 6:22pm
October 23, 2017
Game wardens find ghost hunters, thought to be deer shiners, in northern Minn. cemetery
October 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
October 18, 2017
With more Minnesota wolves, and more attacks on livestock, program out of cash
October 18, 2017 - 9:46pm
October 16, 2017
Rich Las (left) raises freshwater prawns in a large hoop style greenhouse at his home on Pelican Lake west of Orr, Minn., with his daughter, Leah, 4, son Riley, 11, and wife Karen Las. The tank he uses is about 20 feet wide by 46 feet long and four feet deep. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
October 16, 2017 - 8:51pm
October 15, 2017
Ruffed grouse (Duluth News Tribune file photo)
An old dog's last grouse retrieve
October 15, 2017 - 6:01am
Sophie, a Brittany owned by Phil and Nathan Johnson, retreives a ruffed grouse during a hunt Monday, Oct. 9 northwest of Island Lake. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Sophie's season: The Johnsons’ Brittany bounced back from a severe injury and still finds plenty of grouse and woodcock
October 15, 2017 - 6:00am
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